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Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

👤By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Soil Specialist 🕔Aug 9, 2017

The summer is drawing to an end and it is time to plant cover crops! Many cover crops need to be planted early to derive substantial benefit from them. Radishes have to be planted in August to develop a deep

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Michigan Cover Crops: Get Your Plan Together Before Small Grain Harvest

Michigan Cover Crops: Get Your Plan Together Before Small Grain Harvest

👤By Erin Hill, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences 🕔Jul 6, 2017

As the harvest of wheat and other small grain crops approaches, it is time to consider options for planting cover crops. Allowing a cover crop to take advantage of the remaining two to three months of favorable weather conditions can

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Florida: Small Grains Harvest in Columbia County

Florida: Small Grains Harvest in Columbia County

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Jun 1, 2017

Small grains harvest is underway in North Florida. This includes rye, wheat, and oats.

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How Have U.S. Crop Acres Changed Over the Passed 25 Years?

How Have U.S. Crop Acres Changed Over the Passed 25 Years?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Over the past 25 years, there have been shifts in crops planted in the United States. Overall, acres in feed grain crops decreased while acres in oilseed crops increased. Feed grain crops losing acres were wheat, oats, barley, and sorghum.

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Iowa: Impact of Rye Cover Crops on Preemergence Herbicide Activity

Iowa: Impact of Rye Cover Crops on Preemergence Herbicide Activity

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Apr 18, 2017

A common question regarding cover crops is will cover crops impact the activity of preemergence herbicides. If this was a consistent issue, it would make sense to apply the preemergence herbicide in a separate application from the burndown.

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National Cover Crop Initiative Gets $2.2Mln Start-up Funding – DTN

National Cover Crop Initiative Gets $2.2Mln Start-up Funding – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Research and promotion of soil health and cover crops got a major boost Wednesday as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation announced a $6.6 million national cover crop initiative.   The foundation is

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Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN

Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Alternative grazing programs are allowing cattle producers to graze cattle more efficiently while raising crops and utilizing such conservation practices as cover crops.   In a Great Plains Grazing webinar on Jan. 27 titled “Grazing Cropping Systems in Oklahoma,” Jason

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Nebraska Cover Crops: Would Triticale Work in Your Winter Blend?

Nebraska Cover Crops: Would Triticale Work in Your Winter Blend?

👤From UNL CropWatch 🕔Dec 6, 2016

Triticale (2n=2N=6X, AABBRR) is a cross between durum wheat (2n=2N=4X, AABB) and rye (2n=2N=2X, RR). It is genetically stable and does not break down into wheat and rye. If rye is found in a triticale field, it is usually due

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Flint on Crops: Time to Plant Cool Season Forage Crops

Flint on Crops: Time to Plant Cool Season Forage Crops

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Nov 14, 2016

My first job with Mississippi State was that of working with forage crops on the Experiment Station. I studied forage crops with interest under Dr. Coleman Ward and the subject seemed natural for me having grown up on a dairy

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Alabama Wheat: Early Season Insect Control

Alabama Wheat: Early Season Insect Control

👤By Kathy Flanders, Auburn University 🕔Sep 26, 2016

Fall-planted small grains such as wheat, barley, rye, and oats are vulnerable to the attack of several insects.  I recently recorded a webinar on how to manage fall armyworm, Hessian fly, and several species of aphids. The webinar, which goes into

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